Carol Banawa

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Carol Banawa
Birth name Carol Claire Aguilar Banawa
Born (1981-03-04) March 4, 1981 (age 35)
Origin Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 1994-present[1][2][3]
Labels Star Records (1994–2003, 2006, 2010)

Carol Claire Aguilar Banawa (born March 4, 1981),[4] better known in the Philippines as Carol Banawa, is a US-based Filipino singer and actress. She is a Star Magic Batch 4 alumni.[5]

Early life and career[edit]

Banawa was born in Pasay City to parents Albino and Cirila Banawa. Raised in Batangas, she has two siblings, Alexander and Cherry. Banawa started singing when she was a little girl when her family lived in Saudi Arabia. Her family then moved back to the Philippines. There, she was invited to join the new roster of ABS-CBN stars through the children oriented show Ang TV.[6]

She has performed at the Madison Square Garden in New York at the 2003 New York Music Festival. She is currently signed to Star Music.[7]

In 2010, she made her comeback in the music industry,[8][9] and starred in the hit Philippine TV series, Mara Clara, where she sang the opening song of the said TV series.

In 2016, her song "Bakit Di Totohanin" was featured in one of the scenes of the U.S. drama series The Vampire Diaries.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1997 Carol PARI: Gold[citation needed]
2000 Carol: Repackaged
  • Released:
  • Label: Star Records
  • Format: CD, cassette
PARI: 3x Platinum[citation needed]
2001 Transition
  • Released:
  • Label: Star Records
  • Format: CD, cassette
PARI: Platinum[citation needed]
2003 Follow Your Heart
  • Released:
  • Label: Star Records
  • Format: CD
PARI: Platinum[citation needed]
2010 My Music, My Life[11]
  • Released: November 14, 2010
  • Label: Star Records/Black Bird Music
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download

Other appearances[edit]

Compilation appearances[edit]

Year Album Song(s) Label(s)
2000 Anak "Awit Kay Inay" Star Records
2000 Tanging Yaman (Inspirational album)[12] "Iingatan Ka" Star Records
2002 Only Selfless Love "We Are One" Star Records
2003 Mysteria Lucis: Mysteries of Light "Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosaryo" Star Records
2003 The Brightest Stars of Christmas "Nakaraang Pasko" Star Records

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
1994 Ang TV Herself [13]
1997-2003 ASAP Herself / Performer / Co-host Later became a guest performer in 2006 and again in 2010.
1997 Keybol: Ang Bagong TV
2000 Tabing Ilog Andoy
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Minerva
2002 Bituin Melody Sandoval
2006 American Idol Herself Auditioned for the 5th season.
2006 Wowowee Herself, Guest
2006 Little Big Star Herself, Guest
2010 Music Uplate Live Herself, Performer, Guest

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Ang TV The Movie: The Adarna Adventure King's niece
1997 Calvento Files: The Movie Cindy
1998 Nagbibinata Carol
1998 Hiling Rowena
2000 Tanging Yaman Chona

Theater performances[edit]

Year Title Production Role
2000 Little Mermaid[14] Trumpets Playshop Jewel

Awards and nominations[edit]

2011[edit]

  1. Nominated in 3rd Star Awards For Music for "Female Pop Artist Of The Year"[15]
  2. Winner in ASAP Pop Viewers Choice 2011 for "Pop Movie Themesong"[16][17][18][19]

2004[edit]

  1. Follow Your Heart album received platinum record award
  2. Awit Awards Nomination for "Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosaryo"

2003[edit]

  1. "Special Award" New York Music Festival
  2. Follow Your Heart album received gold record certification after three weeks from its release date
  3. Transition album garnered platinum record award
  4. Awit Awards 2003 - nominated Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for "Stay"
  5. MTV Pilipinas Awards 2003 - nominated for Favorite Female Artist

2002[edit]

  1. Transition album garnered gold record award
  2. Repackaged self-titled album, Carol garnered multi-platinum status

2001[edit]

  1. Awit Awards' record of the year - "Iingatan Ka" from the Tanging Yaman - Inspirational Album
  2. Self-titled album, Carol garnered platinum award
  3. Special citation for her participation in the 1999 Asian Songfest in which she represented the Philippines
  4. People's Choice Awards 2001 - Most Promising Host Entertainer Awardee

1999[edit]

  1. Silver winner for Asia New Singer Competition at the Shanghai Song Festival
  2. Gold record for self-titled album, Carol
  3. Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in the 5th Katha Music Awards

1998[edit]

  • 3rd prize winner in the Metropop Song Festival

1989[edit]

  1. Champion for the Tanghalan ng Kampeon[20][21]
  2. Finalist for Munting Mutya[22]

Hiatus[edit]

Banawa took a break from the Philippine music scene in August 2003 to attend to the treatment of her father who was exposed to lethal levels of carbon monoxide. She is now married to a military man, Ryan Crisostomo, and has a daughter, Chelsea Crisostomo. Banawa is currently studying on her nursing degree.

In 2004, Pinoyvision Records released her Platinum Hits Collection album, a compilation of her songs. The album also comes with a VCD of Banawa's hit music videos such as "Stay", "Ocean Deep" and "Noon at Ngayon".[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carol Banawa makes a comeback on the local music scene". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Carol Banawa is back in the music scene". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Carol Banawa is back, to record a new album". Abs-cbnnews.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  4. ^ "The Story of Carol Banawa". Filipinomusica.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Star Magic About Us". PStarmagic.abs.cbn.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  6. ^ [1] Archived October 21, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Carol Banawa". Starrecords.ph. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  8. ^ "MyChos Exclusive: Carol Banawa is back!". Mychos.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  9. ^ "Carol Banawa is Back". Home-harbor.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  10. ^ "WATCH: Carol Banawa's 'Bakit 'Di Totohanin' featured in 'The Vampire Diaries' scene". Rappler. April 3, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Star Music, Inc. (Official Fan Page) | Facebook". Starrecords.ph. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ph/album/tanging-yaman/id537274333
  13. ^ [2] Archived October 21, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ http://www.philstar.com/young-star/354572/chasing-dream
  15. ^ "3rd Star Awards for Music ??? 2011 Nominees Revealed September 12, 2011 by cd". Certifiedjovitnatics.webs.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  16. ^ "asap-pop-viewers-choice-awards-2011-nominations-winners-results". Manila-paper.net. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  17. ^ "ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards 2011 Winners And Nominees! Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson and Sarah Geronimo Lead Number of Awards Received". Entervrexworld.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  18. ^ "ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards 2011 Winners". Coolbuster.net. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  19. ^ "Complete list of Winners of 2011ASAP POP Viewers Choice Awards 2011". Rodmagaru.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  20. ^ "National Carol Banawa". 216.18.223.213. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  21. ^ "Carol Banawa's Return: Welcome News To Her Fans". 216.18.223.213. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  22. ^ "Carol Banawa Woman Today". Angelfire.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  23. ^ "pinoyvision.com". pinoyvision.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 

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